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The University of Texas at Austin

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Lucy Zhang

on 23 June 2014

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The University of Texas at Austin
Founded 1883
50,000 undergraduates + graduates
24,000 staff
18 colleges & schools
170 undergraduate fields of study
1,100 registered student organizations
Average net price: $14,629
Academic cost: $9,790
Big 12 Conference
2002: Sports Illustrated recognized as "America's Best Sports College"
UT Facts
The Texas State Capitol building is four feet taller than the UT Tower, but the Tower was built at a higher elevation, giving it a two-foot advantage.
The Littlefield Fountain commemorates UT students and alumni who died in World War I.
More UT Facts
Smokey the Cannon was built in 1953 by the university’s mechanical engineering laboratory in answer to the traditional shotgun blasts heard at Texas-Oklahoma football games. Smokey is fired every time the Longhorns score a touchdown.
UT legend says that seeing one of the famous campus “albino” squirrels on the way to an exam guarantees an A.
The Hook ’em Horns hand signal — named the top college hand sign by Sports Illustrated — was introduced in a 1955 pep rally by head cheerleader Harley Clark, Jr.

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